INTRODUCTION: President Amin of Uganda has denied reports of widespread killings in his country and said he will attend the Commonwealth Conference in London whether the British like it or not.
GV INTERIOR President Amin takes seat
CU Amin speaking - audience look on (2 shots)
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ 2: AMIN: "I went to the United States General Assembly 1975, October. I had no American Embassy in Uganda, but I went and, actually, I (indistinct), American in United States in New York and when I was there New York City was bankrupt. They have no money, they cannot pay the wages of their people. While I don't have a livin' I requested the President for, at the time, he was the President, that you must make arrangement for the C.I.A. to be my bodyguards, my security men. I am not on the payroll, pay list of the C.I.A. for your information, and therefore, for the British I will go with the two hundred and the fifty strong delegates to the Commonwealth Conference, and the British is no longer the Empire is just ordinary country like any sovereign state...independent... and therefore the Commonwealth countries, British has no power to object to me going for that Commonwealth Conference.
I will go and Her Majesty the Queen with his Government, with her Government, will make a possible arrangement for me to come there, whether they like or not I will come to the Commonwealth Conference. And this is Big Daddy speaking."
President Amin denied reports of atrocities in Uganda and said there was no cause for alarm. He rejected any idea of an international inquiry into the reports of the deaths of Archbishop Janani Luwum and two Cabinet members along with thousands of others, saying Bishop Luwum's death had been an unlucky car accident.
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Background: INTRODUCTION: President Amin of Uganda has denied reports of widespread killings in his country and said he will attend the Commonwealth Conference in London whether the British like it or not.
SYNOPSIS: He was speaking in Cairo where he has been attending the 60 member conference of Afro-Arab Heads of State.